Proverbs 3:5, 6 - Trust in The LORD And Lean Not unto Thine Own Understanding.

Proverbs 3:5, 6 (KJV) Trust in the LORD with 
all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own 
understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he 
shall direct thy paths. 

Proverbs 3:5, 6 (MSG) Trust God from the 
bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out 
everything on your own.  Listen for God's voice in 
everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who 
will keep you on track.  


   The emergency room doctor referred me to 
an orthopedist after I fell down a staircase. 
An MRI of my rotator cuff showed no tears, and 
I felt fine, but the doctor recommended a few 
weeks of rehab so I could gain range-of-motion 
strength. When I walked into the rehab facility - a 
room filled with people on crutches and walkers - 
I was convinced: Jesus, I don't belong here! 
But the therapist ordered stretching exercises 
and ultrasound treatments, and I reluctantly got 
   I hurried through my exercises and left. 
I really didn't belong. I felt just fine! As I 
hustled out, I ran into Sue, my old tennis coach. 
She was there for shoulder rehab but mentioned 
her recent bout with breast cancer, so I 
promised to pray for her. The next day, while icing 
my shoulder, I sat next to Edmond, who was 
recovering from knee replacement. We had taught at the 
same high school years before and enjoyed 
   Later in the week, I exercised near 
Carol, a woman whose friend was in hospice. She was 
caring for her friend's two cats and knew nothing 
about cats, but I did. I gave her advice about 
food and cat care. During my ultrasound 
treatment, my technician Beth kept wiping her eyes. I 
asked whether her allergies were bothering her, 
but she said, "No, today is the one-year 
anniversary of my son's death. I should be over it by 
now." Having lost a son myself, I was able to 
reassure her that when grieving the loss of a child, 
a year was no time at all. We hugged and 
cried. Thank You, Jesus. Maybe I did belong here 
after all. Pat Butler Dyson 
   Faith Step: Trust Jesus to place you 
right where you need to be. [Mornings With Jesus 
2021 Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


   Ah, predicaments  Life is full of 
them. Sometimes they are of our own making. Other 
times they mysteriously happen to us, apart from 
anything we caused. Occasionally they are comical and 
borderline crazy  then, on the other hand, they can 
be irritating and troublesome. One thing is for 
sure: they're unexpected; we would never have 
guessed they would happen. Strangely, predicaments 
are unpredictable. And embarrassing. And 
confusing. And really weird. 
   We've all had similar experiences. The 
location and the details are different, of course, 
but the feelings are the same. How many times 
(with tongue in cheek) I've actually prayed, "Dear 
Lord, why are you doing this to me?" 
   Reflect again on Solomon's familiar words:
   Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do 
not depend on your own understanding. Seek his 
will in all you do, and he will show you which 
path to take. Proverbs 3:5"6 
   I'm comforted when I realize God is in 
sovereign control of all of life. He not only knows 
the times and the seasons, He is also Lord of 
the unexpected and the unpredictable - that's 
why you can trust Him above and beyond how you 
see life - how you understand your lot. It's 
safe to say that not only your times are in His 
hands, but your trials are too, even when you feel 
embarrassed or confused by what has transpired. Whether 
you're on cloud nine, enjoying His blessings, or 
caught in the undertow of some complicated 
predicament, He hasn't let you go. 
   Trust Him. Don't rely on your feelings or 
emotions. Acknowledge that He is good and at work. 
Quit trying to fit all the pieces together - you 
can't. He will show you the path to walk. [Chuck 
Swindoll www.insight.org.] 


   I am calling you to a life of constant 
communion with Me. Basic training includes learning to 
live above your circumstances, even while 
interacting on that cluttered plane of life. You yearn 
for a simplified lifestyle, so that your 
communication with Me can be uninterrupted. But I 
challenge you to relinquish the fantasy of an 
uncluttered world. Accept each day just as it comes, and 
find Me in the midst of it all. 
   Talk with Me about every aspect of your 
day, including your feelings. Remember that your 
ultimate goal is not to control or fix everything 
around you; it is to keep communing with Me. A 
successful day is one in which you have stayed in touch 
with Me, even if many things remain undone at the 
end of the day. Do not let your to-do list 
(written or mental) become an idol directing your 
life. Instead, ask My Spirit to guide you moment 
by moment. He will keep you close to Me. (1Th. 
5:17; Pro. 3:6) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 

   In everything you do, put Me first, and I 
will direct you and crown your efforts with 
success. Putting Me first sounds so simple and 
straightforward. But the world, the flesh, and the devil war 
against your efforts to do this. You can easily 
justify letting other things creep into the space 
and time you had set aside for Me. If this 
happens only occasionally, it is just part of being 
human. However, if you see it becoming a pattern in 
your life, watch out! Your priorities may have 
been gradually shifting - until I am no longer 
your First Love.  
   Putting Me first is not an arbitrary 
rule; it is the way to live vibrantly, joyfully - 
close to Me. It is also the way to live 
purposefully, letting Me direct your steps. When I am your 
top priority, other things fall into their 
proper place. So delight yourself in Me first and 
foremost. As you walk in the Light of My Presence, I 
open up the path before you - and give you the 
desires of your heart. (Pro. 3:6; Rev. 2:4; Psa. 
37:4; 1Jo. 1:7) [Jesus Today by Sarah Young] 


Proverbs 3:5, 6 - Listen And Live For God 
And He Will Direct Your Way. 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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